The American Automobile Association (aka AAA) is predicting that nearly 43 million Americans will travel over Memorial Day weekend. This is nearly 5% more than last year and the highest in over 12 years. In addition, they point out that gas overall prices are getting cheaper.
“Gas prices are getting cheaper for the majority of motorists…” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.
“Consumer spending remains strong, helped by solid job and income growth. Families continue to prioritize spending their disposable incomes on travel, and near-record numbers of them are looking forward to doing just that for Memorial Day.” Said Paula Twidale, vice president, AAA Travel.